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Armed Robbery in West Seattle, suspects in custody

On January 26th at approximately 12:36 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of an armed robbery on the street in the 3000 block of California Avenue SW.  Preliminary investigation indicates that two 17-year-old male suspects approached the 17-year-old male victim at the bus stop.  Suspect #1 displayed a black handgun to the victim and the suspects then demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phone.  The suspects also went through the victim’s pockets and stole other personal items from him. 

Officers quickly arrived on scene and located both suspects at 44th Avenue SW and SW Lander Street.  Suspect #1 was observed tossing an item onto the street, which turned out to be the gun (later determined to be a pellet gun).  Both suspects were taken into custody without incident and were positively identified by the victim. 

Both suspects were subsequently booked into the Youth Service Center for Investigation of Robbery. 

This remains an active and on-going investigation.